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For selling adulterated tires A court verdict against a defendant with a fine of 2,000 RO in Rustaq

04/11/2019

The Primary Court of Rustaq has recently issued a court ruling against a defendant for violating the Consumer Protection Law issued by Royal Decree No. 66/2014, for trading in counterfeit goods, fining him (2000) RO and obliging him to pay expenses and confiscate seizures.

 

As for the details of the case, the administration liberalized an offense against a commercial enterprise for selling adulterated tires that do not match specifications, in violation of the law and the decisions issued by it, where the date of validity of the tires and the name of the company listed on the frame have been changed, and the existence of technical defects that are not suitable for safe use. Facing the violator, he said that he buys these tires from a company that provides the tires and he did not know about the fact that they were adulterated because they were covered. After searching and investigating the circumstances of the case, it became clear that they were adulterated, cluttered and exposed their users to danger, according to the report of the technical expert. Accordingly, the defendant has committed a felony for violating the Consumer Protection law and its implementing Regulations No. 77/2017, article (7) which stipulates that “It shall be prohibited to trade in any adulterated, corrupt, counterfeit commodities or any commodities that are not authorized for trading and the same may not be advertised and the regulations shall determine what commodities shall be deemed as adulterated, corrupt or counterfeit.”. Based on the evidence, the file was referred to the Public Prosecution and then to the competent court that issued the verdict.

 

In this context, Salem bin Mohammed Al-Abri, Director of the Department, said that this seizure is one of the seizures carried out by the administration, which strives to create a kind of stability and reduce the increase of violations and deter anyone who inflicts harm to the consumer, which follows the provisions of the Consumer Protection law and its implementing regulations. He also noted all providers to work with credibility, absolute transparency in dealing with the consumer and be away from all kinds of misleading advertising when promoting or selling goods and services.

 

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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